Participant's FAQs for Wisconsin ELE Exchange

Last Updated Friday, February 22, 2019

The purpose of this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage is to provide a summary of the processes that have been established for participants attending the  Annual Wisconsin ELE Exchange being held on the 3rd Thursday in May. 

Who should attend?

Open to all executives, functional heads and directors, managers, supervisors, project managers, solution providers of learning and talent development involved with improving business results. Vendor participation is limited to a few ELE Strategic Partners or invited by Dirk Tussing. Learning leaders from academia, non-profit and government organizations are encouraged to join this peer-learning community.

Will this one-day exchange support virtual attendees?

No. We do plan to create video & audio podcast(s) for many of sessions for post sharing in our member-only area. Unfortunately we do not have a virtual conference platform for remote participants to engage nor do we plan to distribute copies of the presenters' material to non-ELE member companies.

Do I need to pre-register or can I wait until the day of the event?

Yes, EVERYONE must pre-register for our in-person events. Security at our venue requires a list of conference attendees prior to the event. Please sign up early and paying online with a credit card is faster. After your payment is received, we will confirm your registration within five business days.

What is the registration fee?

The majority of attendees can register using pre-paid seats allocated to member-companies; please register online using your work email address.

Significant discounts described in the member area of this website are available for paid registrations before May 10th.

Not a member? The conference-only fee is $1,899 per corporate participant (Note: Vendors need to be a current ELE Strategic Partner).

Review more information on member benefits, discounted pricing and on how your company can become a member on our website's online FAQs.

How do i find TRAVEL INFO to GE Healthcare Institute (Waukesha, WI)?

The address is N16W22419 Watertown Road Waukesha, WI:
  • For a list of area hotels with GE discounted rates & shuttle bus service, please click here.
  • To view transportation information and driving directions to GE Healthcare Institute, please click here.

Will there be a PRE-EVENT MEET-UP the evening before the Exchange?

TBD. Please monitor this FAQ for any updates on a pre-exchange meet-up.

What is the dress code?

Business Casual.

Is there a twitter hashtag for this event?

Yes - #learningexecutive

Does GE Healthcare Institute have a nursing mothers room?

YES. When someone would like to use the onsite private nursing mothers room, it is in the 1st floor women’s bathroom near conference room 1714 in the North Wing.

Can I pay my invoice with a credit card?

There are three common ways for our members and clients to pay: mail a check in the U.S. mail, set-up ACH direct deposits (preferred), and with a credit card online (for our client's security, we do not accept credit card payments over the phone only over secured internet connections).

To pay an invoice using a credit card, you can go to ELE's main FAQ page and scroll down to the end of the webpage to find a link to pay online.

When paying by check, to whom do I mail the payment?

When paying by check, please send an email to with your full contact information with the name and email addresses for each participant. An invoice will be emailed back to you with the amount. Checks can be made payable to Learning Executive Exchange and sent to:
   Learning Executive Exchange 
   P.O. Box 158 
   Winnetka, IL 60093
   Phone: 847-786-1002 
After we receive your payment, you will be contacted with additional instructions within five business days if we have any questions.

What is the refund policy if I need to cancel my registration?

If a registered participant cannot attend after purchasing a seat at the Wisconsin ELE Exchange, we ask that you transfer the seat to another leader in your company by emailing updated contact information to There will be no additional fees for transferring conference registrations to another learning leader.

Cancellation prior to May 1 -- Refunds require a $300 processing fee. However, for those who are unable to transfer their regular $1,899 registration to another person, you will be refunded $1,599 (after deducting the $300 processing fee).

Cancellation after May 5th -- By this time we have made catering commitments, and we are unable to refund registration fees.

Can I view agendas, abstracts, photos & videos for previous Wisconsin ELE Exchange?

For your convenience, you can view .pdf abstracts and agendas for our previous Wisconsin Exchange at GE Healthcare Institute and conferences using the following links:
If you need clarification or questions for information not covered above, please contact us via   We appreciate your support and will do our best to reply within three business days.